Every year the fields 10 minutes from the centre of Warwick turn into a camping site hosting the Warwick Folk Festival. Warwick camping ground offers concert venues, a quiet camping area, a indoor swimming pool and many other facilities. On the site there is also a general store available, wide selection of food and drink and a free festival bus to town.
If you are looking for a day out in the open, a bit of drama and the chance to place a bet or two, look no further than the Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse. Steeple chasing has taken place here for almost 250 years with 14 meetings held each year between March and November. In between cheering on your favorite filly, enjoy refreshments from a tempting range of eateries and bars, or at the large picnic area at the center of the course. Although relatively small in size, the course is counted as one of the region's best. The racecourse also offers rental space for a variety of events, including corporate functions, wedding receptions and private parties.
The jewelry industry developed in the city from the mid-19th Century. At its peak in the early part of the 20th Century, it employed nearly 20,000 workers. Today, the Jewellery Quarter is a bustling area that produces over a third of the UK's jewelry, and you can find tons of bargains in its many small shops. It's also home to the award-winning Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and some good restaurants.
Esta plaza ha cambiado mucho en los últimos diez años. El Ayuntamiento de Birmingham se encuentra en la plaza, pero escalones reemplazaron a la pendiente y ahora hay una gran fuente con una escultura conocida por los lugareños como la Floozie in the Jacuzzi. Para adornar el lugar, se encuentra lámparas de piedra y estatuas de esfinges, al igual que una estatua de la Reina Victoria. La Plaza Victoria se ha convertido en un popular punto de encuentro y lugar de descanso de la ciudad.
Established in 2001, the Thinktank (Birmingham Science Museum) is located with the Millennium point complex. A hands-on museum is an exciting place for children and adults alike. Within the fours storied building, each floor symbolizes a theme. There are scientific demonstrations, future exhibitions that talk about technology and inventions including the study of robotics, that are path-breaking and thus have drawn large crowds. With over 200 scientific displays, the museum draws curious science addicts from all over. A visit to this museum calls for a fun and educational outing.
El Centro Nacional de la Vida Marina es uno de los destinos turísticos más populares de la ciudad. Una de las cosas más emocionantes de este acuario es el túnel transparente de 360 grados, que le hacen sentir a los visitantes como si estuvieran en el medio del océano, mientras que tiburones y otras especies nadan a su alrededor. El lugar cuenta con 55 exposiciones en total, como por ejemplo 'El Reino del Caballito del Mar o 'Garras,' que consta de un cangrejo araña japonés gigante y otros crustáceos. Para averiguar sobre las entradas o para más información, comunicarse al +44 871 423 2110.
The Stratford Playhouse is a versatile venue used for cultural and educational events. It features a flexible 450-seat auditorium, foyer, an atrium, dressing rooms, meeting areas, a bar and a lovely courtyard garden. It is one of the esteemed destinations for comedy, theater, dance and music in town.
If you are footsore and weary from shopping or sightseeing, why not see Stratford-upon-Avon from a different perspective? Hop aboard one of the modern passenger boats operated by Bancroft Cruisers from the wharf at the Stratford Moat House and take a 35 minute sightseeing cruise down river. Note that there are spaces on the larger boats for up to three wheelchairs. Bancroft Cruisers are also available for charter bookings, complete with on board bar facilities.
A one stop shop for all the various types of arms and armories, Stratford Armouries is a unique museum located on the Stratford-upon-Avon's outskirts. The museum comprises of various sections and has world class exhibits to leave all the visitors awestruck. There is an Ethnic Gallery which houses Indian and Persian Talwars and Daggers, as well as Indo-Persian armor. The 20th-century gallery displays weapons from both the World Wars and is extremely captivating. A fun for all destination, the museum is a must visit.
The Charlecote Mill is a must visit place to see time stand still in the Victorian Era, it truly is a place that hasn't let time affect it's authenticity. Don't misread it for a museum as the mill is still in a good working and manufacturing condition, it is one of the original working watermills of England. The grinding stone produces flour almost every day of the week but it depends on how the watermill works. This process has been going on for almost 200 years. The finished product is sealed and sold by the miller Mr. Karl Grevatt himself. The mill is open to public a few times in the year, but a private tour could be arranged through an appointment with the miller. Visit their website for more details.
A traditional village industry of the wheelwright and the blacksmiths converted into an interactive yard, Chedham's Yard is a prize-winning heritage site. Lying inactive for over 30 years, the site was very recently discovered and restored to its full glory. Chedham’s Yard lies in the center of Wellesbourne village in Warwickshire and in 2006 it won the BBC Restoration Village competition and received access to funds through the BBC Restoration Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The ruinous yard got a new lease of life and is now an active and vibrant tourist attraction.